Santa Maria Community Services, Inc. is pleased to announce it has been named the 2021 INSPIRE | Healthcare Diversity and Inclusion award winner from The Health Collaborative.
INSPIRE | Healthcare celebrates those who have made significant contributions in improving health and healthcare in Greater Cincinnati. The Health Collaborative recognized excellence in the areas of quality improvement, population health, healthcare technology, and diversity and inclusion in an online presentation on Friday, December 10, 2021.
The Diversity and Inclusion Award celebrates the individual or organization committed to inclusiveness and advocacy for under-represented and minority populations and for people of diverse cultures, backgrounds, and experiences in its overall policies, practices, and partnerships.
Between October 2020 and October 2021, Santa Maria held three health fairs, hosted numerous vaccine clinics and participated in several community events aimed at getting minority populations vaccinated against COVID-19. More than 500 people received a COVID-19 vaccine at Santa Maria events during that time period.
“We are honored to receive this award. Santa Maria has been dedicated to immigrant outreach ever since our founding, nearly 125 years ago,” Santa Maria President and CEO, H.A. Musser, Jr. said. “We continue to explore ways to build the core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion into all our programs and to model those values as we advance our mission to be a catalyst and advocate for Greater Price Hill families to attain their educational, financial, and health goals.”
Craig Brammer, CEO of The Health Collaborative said about Santa Maria’s work, “The driving force behind this dedicated team, is their devotion to inclusivity and advocacy for immigrant populations, specifically the Latinx community within the Price Hill community.”
To learn more about the INSPIRE | Healthcare Celebration and Awards Ceremony, please visit https://healthcollab.org/inspire. For more information about Santa Maria’s programs, visit http://www.santamaria-cincy.org.